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Schoolcraft Receives Federal Grant to Develop Employment Training Program

Published Sep 24, 2013

     Schoolcraft College has received a piece of the $474.5 million in U.S. Government grants to expand demand-driven skills training and strengthen employer partnerships.  Schoolcraft College will get more than $1.1 million as part of consortium of eight Michigan community colleges that together received nearly $25 million.  
     The Michigan colleges will focus on improvements in advanced manufacturing and will help students with job skill readiness, basic skill development, pathways to certificates and degrees, employer involvement, online/hybrid courses, education plans, prior learning assessments and career services.   The colleges plan to create 13 new industry-focused credentials and upgrade or modify 63 certificate and degree programs.  
     The grants are part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program.  This is a multi-year $2 billion initiative to expand targeted training programs for unemployed workers, especially those impacted by foreign trade.

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